Warhol’s Marilyn, one of pop-art’s best known works, sets American artwork record at auction

One of pop-art’s best known pieces, Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, has sold at auction in New York.

Andy Warhol’s famed 1964 silk-screen portrait fetched $195 million (£158million).

The work was one in a series of portraits Warhol made of the actress following her death at her home in Los Angeles in 1962.

Held in the collection of Swiss art dealers Thomas
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